If you drive in any suburban area, you are likely to be surprised by the number of big box pet supply stores. Along with local businesses and grocery stores, it can begin to feel as if there is an ever-increasing number of pet supply providers and supplies in general. Sadly, a lot of these foods, treats and other products are made unethically and from ingredients that are unhealthy and unsafe. That can leave many wondering what to do about this vicious cycle. The answer is in natural pet supply stores.
Perhaps you remember the film from the late 1980s, “Field of Dreams”? In it, there is a famous line that says, “If you build it, they will come.” Well, if we look at pet supplies in that same way, we can start to turn things around.
Here’s what we mean: If you decide to dedicate the amount you have budgeted for pet supplies to a natural pet supply store, it is redirecting those funds from the big box or grocery store suppliers. The less low-quality food they sell, the less they will order in the future. In other words, if you build up the demand for natural pet foods, the stores will have to respond.
It may end up that your support of a natural pet supply is but a drop in the proverbial bucket, but every bit counts. If all pet owners were to consider the quality (rather than strictly the low prices) of pet food, the enormous supply of unhealthy pet foods would begin to dwindle. This could trigger a wonderful chain reaction of changes in the industry.
Small Steps Matter
Just consider that your commitment to a natural pet supply vendor would mean that the foods your animals eat are ethically made and healthier than anything else on the market. They could eat single ingredient or 95% pure meat foods, raw diets ,and grain-free or no by-product foods, kibbles and treats.
This would allow those producers to continue to exist and thrive, becoming more and more competitive and even helping dogs and cats lead much longer healthier lives. It is the proverbial win-win. If you are eager to begin building a better pet food industry, you can begin by shifting your dog or cat’s daily diet to one that is built around natural foods. If you are in the Jacksonville area, the experts at Earth Pets can help you figure out how to build a healthier future for your pets through the use of premium, natural and much healthier foods and supplies.